Advanced Science Field Trips

I am passing this on from a yahoo group that I am on. If you are interested in it let me know and I will get you in touch with the coordinator. Looks really great, wish my kids were old enough!

I have schedule two Advanced Science Field Trips for 9th-12th grade students interested in working with the Staff and Marine Biologist at the Dana Point Ocean Institute. In addition to the Ocean Institute staff members, two adult chaperones will be onboard to help any students requiring assistance.

Each program requires pre-registration with payment (not refundable, but fully transferable). Space is limited and these events are filling quickly.

November 3rd 2008 – Advanced Living Systems Lab/Cruise
at Dana Point Ocean Institute

Grades 9th-12th 9:30a-2:00p
$50/person (includes drinks and snacks, bring lunch)

Explore the relationship between biotic and abiotic components of the marine ecosystem.

This lab includes a fish dissection, water chemistry, aquarium science, and a study of the oceanic food chain. Aboard the R/V Sea Explorer students examine benthic and pelagic habitats by deploying oceanographic sampling equipment to collect a variety of marine specimens.

January 21st 2009 – Advanced Floating Laboratory
at Dana Point Ocean Institute

Grades 9th-12th 12:00p-4:00p
$65/person (includes drinks and snacks)

Student oceanographers apply sampling and research protocols for water chemistry and biological monitoring.

Students will participate in benthic fish counts, chlorophyll productivity analysis and current measurements. Equipment available includes an otter trawl net, plankton net, Peterson grab sampler, Van Veen grab sampler, Van Dorn bottles, a new bioacoustic array, side scan sonar, CTD water analyzer, and a meteorological station.